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24 days gone 8 glorious ones to go!
For more than three weeks I've been so blessed to be with our son's family in beautiful Seattle. I'm here to take care of our new granddaughter, Lucy. But, I also get to spen some really special times with their almost three year old, Emily. ... Read more
Barefoot and Broken
So, last week I broke a toe. Actually my grandson jumped on it and there it went. Of course this happened just as I was really getting into a good stair workout. Then I caught some sort of weird 'bug' that left me down with high fever for thr... Read more
Need more Stairs...
After meeting my newest granddaughter I was quickly reminded that I need more stair workouts. Our son's house has three floors, all of which are very much in use. In fact, you enter on the first floor - music room, laundry 1/2 bath, mud room. ... Read more
Oops, what happened?
I thought I was going the right way again after adjusting thyroid medication. But, when I hopped on the scale yesterday and today it told a different story. Now, I'm wondering if I haven't been drinking enough water and retaining some. So, my... Read more
Through the years I've continued to win small prizes now and then. Nothing grand. Just enough to keep me interested. When I talked my husband into standing on a number for a prize drawing over the weekend as we walked through a store promotin... Read more
One Tough Kid
It never ceases to amaze me to see the resiliency of little ones. Our eight-year-old grandson is on a demonstration team for his martial arts dojo. I watched practice last night and gasped and shuddered as he was dropped not once, but twice as... Read more
Once again my weight went up without obvious reason. It took over a month, but I finally remembered to ask my doctor about thyroid status. Once again I found out I needed a boost to my medication. So, yesterday I began the higher dose and hop... Read more
Lucy joins our family tree!
Today we have a new granddaughter - Lucy Elizabeth. Lucy is named for the character in Narnia and the middle name for English authors and characters near and dear to our daughter-in-law's heart. On a day like this I wish the old Star Trek tran... Read more
Walgreen's Walking Program is pretty interesting
I just joined the Walgreen's walking program and am most interested in two parts of it. There are some good coupons there that I may take advantage of. But, more interesting to me is the mapping part for my walks. It was very easy to mark the... Read more
Yoga: a great stretch to wake up!
I was about to head out for a walk when I flipped through the tv channels and found a yoga program just beginning. So I rolled out my mat, kicked off my shoes and joined the beginners. I tried a few of the more advanced poses, but discovered I... Read more
5K walk was such fun!
I walked the 5K Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday. Since I live near the race site I walked 3/4 miles to get there 1 1/2 hour before race time to meet a friend and explore the exhibits and visit the breast cancer survivor area. It was all gr... Read more
Sometimes I let stress get the best of me!
We came home to a phone message from my mother-in-law saying she got a letter delivered to her house that was intended for us. Curious, my dh called her right away and was astounded. I had requested an online banking code so I could pay extra ... Read more
What a Beautiful Day!
Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I look in the mirror and groan. My dh looks at me, gives me a hug and tells me I'm beautiful -- sometimes with words, sometimes with actions, sometimes both. I can look at a gloomy day and see a bea... Read more
I went to a state convention for a women't group as a delegate and ate many wrong foods - also many right ones. I got no sleep. I sat way too much. However, I did get in a good workout one day and a decent walk another. So, it wasn't a total... Read more
Fat as a Symptom?
I was teased continually as a child about being fat...lots of name calling at school and in my neighborhood. Even my mom got into the act at times that still cut deep when recalled. But, there was something else that I didn't realize was conne... Read more